But the more practical innovation we’ve got our eye on is the Snap bulb by Sengled.
The Snap is essentially a built-in security system. Each LED bulb contains a wireless camera, a motion sensor, a speaker, a microphone and even facial recognition software, which activate when someone approaches its vicinity. Then, when triggered, the bulb syncs with an app to stream live video to your tablet or phone.
When these bulbs aren’t busy fighting crime, they can also turn on music and boost Wi-Fi signals. Plus, they're easy to install and designed to work with your existing light fixtures.
The Snap bulb will go on sale later this year (some sources say for around $199). But just think: You can finally take that amazing ski trip you’ve been thinking about and rest assured that your home is safe.